Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow UK in good standingThe Glasgow Royal College (a charity) was established in 1599 - FRCP Verification 

Registration at the Egyptian Medical Syndicate:

Consultant Dermato-Venereologist 
Reference number: 89584

I was elevated to the Fellowship statusFRCP Glasgow (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow), after I had been a member of the Royal College of Physicians for a number of years. I was admitted as a Physician Fellow having acquired distinction as a Physician and having completed training appropriate to the Regulations.

Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the Royal College of Physicians and comes with many responsibilities and is a continuing process being part of continuing professional development in accordance with the British standards.

My teaching experience in the UK and Egypt enabled me to become a Royal College Clinical Educator on 23/9/2016. I make this long-term commitment as long as my educational activities take place mainly in Egypt and I am capable of teaching the relevant courses. The fees are for the Royal College only.  

I make sure that my conduct justifies the patients' trust in me and the public's trust in the profession.

My thesis:

My thesis dealt with different aspects of sociocultural and socioeconomic factors together with sexual orientation that interacted with sexual attitudes and practices of my patients at the Sexual Health Clinic, El Haud El Marsoud Hospital (a hospital with walk-in clinics, for skin and venereal diseases in Cairo, established by the British in 1902).

Gohar A. Sexually transmitted diseases pattern among men attending a specialised hospital (El-Haud El-Marsoud). Cairo University, 1993. 

Non-Medical qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Cambridge University, England.
• Computer Literacy and Information Technology Certificate, Royal Society of Arts (RSA), England.

Two first reported findings:

One in Venereology:

Gohar A. Immune restoration Klebsiella lymphadenitis. International J STD AIDS 2011; 22:536-7.
Immune restoration syndrome unmasking Klebsiella lymphadenitis was reported in an HIV infected patient for the first time.

Another in Dermatology:

Gohar A. Neuropathic hand pruritus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009; 75:531-2.
Hand pruritus linked to cervical spine disease was reported for the first time.

Specialty Training in Egypt:

  • *7/5/1995 - 5/11/1996: Dermato-Venereologist/Andrologist, Cairo Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases (El-Haud El-Marsoud Hospital), Cairo, Egypt. I resigned my post at El-Haud El-Marsoud Hospital in November 1996 (6-year Specialty Training in a hospital specialty). This period was interrupted by my stay in the UK.
  • *3/2/1991 - 6/5/1995: Resident in Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology (DV/A), Cairo Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases (El-Haud El-Marsoud Hospital), Cairo, Egypt. During this period, 4 months training were completed at a leprosy unit.
  • *12/6/1990 - 17/1/1991: Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Boulaq El Dakrour General Hospital, Greater Cairo, Egypt. This post was approved by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London at the time. Management of emergencies (programme also included general emergency medicine and Cairo Alexandria Desert Road traffic accidents management sessions) was an important part of training. 
  • *11/4/1989 - 1/6/1990: General Practitioner, Military Service (Foundation House Officer Year 2 training). I was directly responsible for providing medical care of hundreds of soldiers and officers in Military Police. Practice included regular check up of soldiers and officers and management of emergencies on daily basis. Patients in need of hospitalisation were admitted to Kobry El Quba Military Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
  • *1/3/1988 - 28/2/1989: House Officer, Cairo University Hospitals (Foundation House Officer Year 1 training). General Practice was not allowed during this year. Full Registration with the Egyptian Medical Syndicate [EMS] was granted on successful completion of training in the year. Four months training were completed in Internal Medicine (and Paediatrics) - Four months training were completed in General Surgery (and Emergency Surgery/Orthopaedics) – Two months training were completed in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Two months training were completed in Dermato-Venereology/Andrology (special branch of choice).

Peripatetic Training (UK):

In 1995, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded me a British Chevening scholarship to practise Genitourinary Medicine 
after General Medical Council [GMC] Registration in the UK. 

Besides, I have attended many medical courses, meetings, conferences and workshops in the UK covering Genitourinary Medicine, Clinical Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Clinical and operative Uro-Andrology in London, Nottingham, and Glasgow.

Private Practice in Egypt:
    I remained in private practice from 1997 to 17/10/2016This period was interrupted by my stay in the UK.

    Medical Charity Work in Egypt: 

    From 26/10/2016 onwards. 

    Speaker at the First National Conference on Medical Education Development and Improvement in Standard of Living for Doctors in May 2011, Cairo, Egypt.

    My article published by the Royal College of Physicians, page 8 

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    Free talks via Google Hangout on Fridays have been arranged. These Friday Meetings have been audiovisual online meetings where we have typed, talked and screen shared. The Handouts, when available, can be emailed on request unless they become out-of-date. Friday Meetings have moved to Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine Discussion Group on the Facebook. A related group is the Genitourinary Medicine Journal Club on the Facebook

    Similarly, Thursday Meetings have been developed to discuss Rook's Textbook of Dermatology on Google Hangout then moved to Rook's Textbook of Dermatology Discussion Group on the Facebook. A related group is the Dermatology Journal Club on the Facebook

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    Main Works of Reference List (The first eight are my top favourites)

    • British National Formulary
    • British National Formulary for Children
    • Guidelines (BAD - BASHH - BHIVA - Uroweb)
    • Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health
    • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
    • Rook's Textbook of Dermatology
    • Simple Skin Surgery
    • Weedon's Skin Pathology
    • A Concise Atlas of Dermatopathology (P Mckee)
    • Ackerman's Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology and Dermatopathology
    • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin
    • Andrology (Nieschlag E FRCP, Behre M and Nieschlag S)
    • Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
    • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine
    • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
    • Fitzpatrick's Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Klaus Wolff FRCP and Richard Allen Johnson)
    • Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine
    • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology
    • Gray's Anatomy
    • Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery
    • Hutchison's Clinical Methods
    • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
    • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin (Atlas and Synopsis)
    • Macleod's Clinical Examination
    • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
    • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
    • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
    • Practical Dermatopathology (R Rapini)
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Holmes K et al)
    • Statistics in Clinical Practice (D Coggon FRCP)
    • Stockley's Drug Interactions
    • Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies
    • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology